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Fall 2014

Theresa Valentine (AND)

Review: Scientists Threatened by Demands to Share Data: the open data movement is polarizing the scientific community

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Spring 2014

Review by Kristin Vanderbilt (SEV)

Scientists Threatened by Demands to Share Data:  the open data movement is polarizing the scientific community (http://america.aljazeera.com/articles/2013/10/10/scientists-threatenedbydemandstosharedata.html;
accessed on 5/21/2014)

The title of this short article promised drama but ultimately did not demonstrate that data sharing is causing a schism in the scientific community.  Far from it. 

Review: Troubleshooting Public Data Archiving: Suggestions to Increase Participation

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Spring 2014

Mary Martin (HBR)

Review: Common Errors in Ecological Data Sharing

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Fall 2013

Hope Humphries (NWT)

Kervin, Karina E., William K. Michener, and Robert B. Cook. 2013. Common errors in ecological data sharing. Journal of eScience Librarianship 2(2):Article 1. http://dx.doi.org/10.7191/jeslib.2013.1024.

Review: Big Data: A Revolution That Will Transform How We Live, Work and Think

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Fall 2013

John Porter (VCR)

Big Data and the Future of Ecology

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Spring 2013

Hope Humphries (NWT)

Hampton, S.E., C.A. Strasser, J.J. Tewksbury, W.K. Gram, A.E. Budden, A.L. Batcheller, C.S. Duke, and J.H. Porter. 2013. Big data and the future of ecology. Front Ecol Environ, 11(3):156-162, doi:10.1890/120103.

Emerging Computer Security Issues

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Spring 2013

Aaron Stephenson (NTL)

Cisco has released their annual security report, which touches on a number of different topics. Of particular interest to information managers is the topic on users having multiple devices to access cloud services. Because of this new paradigm, data center traffic is expected to quadruple in next 4 years. Along with the increase in the number of devices and network connections comes an increase in the number of available attack vectors.

IT Support and GIS/Remote Sensing Analyses are Vital for Disaster Rapid Response at UNOSAT

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Fall 2012

Using GIS and Remote Sensing software and data, and relying on 24/7 IT support, analysts at the United Nations Operational Satellite Applications Programme (UNOSAT) provide vital and timely information to disaster rapid response and relief organizations. This article details work that UNOSAT does, how they get notified of a disaster, how they get their source data, how they produce useable information for other organizations, and how important their IT support is to their work.

Data Reporting and Data Usage, European Style

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Fall 2012

Riebesell U., Fabry V. J., Hansson L. & Gattuso J.-P. (Eds.), 2010. Guide to best practices for ocean acidification research and data reporting, 260 p. Luxembourg: Publications Office of the European Union.

Although this guide was written specifically for Ocean Acidification data, Part 4: ‘Data reporting and data usage’ applies equally well to ecological data in general.

Images and Internet Mapping Websites

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Spring 2012

There are several impressive images and internet mapping websites that highlight some of the latest technological advances in acquiring, processing, and distributing geo-spatial data.  Several are highlighted here:

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